Hjorth & Rosenfeldt

Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt make up the celebrated Swedish crime writing duo known as Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling series about Psychological Profiler Sebastian Bergman. The Sebastian Bergman series has sold more than 4 million copies in 34 languages.

Michael Hjorth (b. 1963) is one of Sweden’s most famous film and TV producers and a renowned screenwriter whose work includes the screenplays to several of Henning Mankell’s Wallander films.

Hans Rosenfeldt (b. 1964) is Sweden’s leading screenwriter and the creator of the most successful Scandinavian TV-series ever: the award-winning crime series Bron (The Bridge), which is broadcast in more than 170 countries.

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The biannual bestseller lists in Norway

The official list of the most sold fiction titles in Norway throughout the first six months of 2019 has been announced by the Norwegian Booksellers Association. Jo Nesbø comes in at No. 1 on the domestic fiction list with his twelth Harry Hole novel Knife.

The children's fiction list sees Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes claim the No. 1 spot with Operation Sable Forest, the fifteenth installment in the Detective Agency No. 2 series. Their stand alone The Search for the Magician's Tome meanwhile comes in at No. 7 on the same list, just after Horst's thirteenth Clue book The Smuggler's Shack in the No. 5 spot.

The most sold translated fiction list sees Hjorth & Rosenfeldt nab the No. 6 spot with A Higher Justice.

The April bestseller lists in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of April see the repeat appearance of some familiar authorships and titles, starting with Lars Kepler and Lazarus, which comes in at No. 3 in hardcover this month. The seventh Joona Linna novel has featured on the monthly lists since October.

Next on the hardcover lists is Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice, coming in at No. 4 this April. The author duo is followed by Fredrik Backman, whose Anxious People debuts on the monthly lists at No. 5 both in hardcover and audio.

The paperback list has Stefan Ahnhem appear at No. 3 with Motive X, the fourth Fabian Risk novel. Stina Jackson nabs the No. 5 spot with The Silver Road, which also features at No. 2 on the e-book list. Jackson’s debut novel has been on the monthly paperback bestseller lists since December last year.

‘A Higher Justice’ No. 5 in the Netherlands

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice is No. 5 on the Dutch hardcover bestseller list for crime fiction this week.

‘A Higher Justice’ No. 4 in the Netherlands

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice is No. 4 on the Dutch hardcover bestseller list for crime fiction this week.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Stefan Ahnhem’s Motive X remains No. 1 on the official weekly Swedish bestseller list for paperbacks. Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road follows closely behind, landing three spots on the lists also this week: No. 3 in paperback, No. 2 in e-book and No. 3 in audio.

The hardcover list sees Hjorth & Rosenfeldt land the No. 2 spot with A Higher Justice, and Lars Kepler the No. 3 one with Lazarus. Lazarus also comes in at No. 4 on the audiobook list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Week 13’s (March 25-31st) Swedish bestseller lists see new and old names lining up at the top. New on the lists is Tom Malmquist, who claims the No. 1 spot on the audio one with All the Air That Surrounds Us. Stefan Ahnhem’s Motive X stays at No. 1 on the paperback list, and is joined by Stina Jackson who features at No. 5 with The Silver Road. Jackson’s debut also comes in at No. 4 on both the audio and e-book lists.

Lars Kepler’s Lazarus stays put at No. 2 in the hardcover category, and Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice is No. 3.

The March bestseller lists in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for March see Lars Kepler claim the No. 1 spot on the hardcover list with Lazarus. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt follow at No. 2 with A Higher Justice.

The non-fiction list’s No. 1 goes to Leif GW Persson’s memoir, Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career.

On the paperback list, Stefan Ahnhem’s Motive X comes in at No. 4, and just after it at No. 5 is Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road. Jackson also features at No. 1 on the e-book list, and No. 3 on the audio one. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman is No. 5 on the e-book list.

‘Death Deserved’ and ‘A Higher Justice’ on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Death Deserved debuts at No. 3 on the Norwegian weekly paperback bestseller list, heading straight for the top just as it did upon its hardcover publication. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice meanwhile jumps a few placements on the e-book list, coming in at No. 2.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The official weekly bestseller list for hardcovers sees two familiar names in the top three: Lars Kepler, whose Lazarus is No. 2, and Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, who come in at No. 3 with A higher Justice. Leif GW Persson also stays in the top three, but on the non-fiction list. His Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career is No. 3 this week.

The paperback list sees Stefan Ahnhem shoot to the top, placing No. 1 with Motive X. Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road is No. 5 on the same list, but also comes in at No. 3 in audio, and No. 2 in e-books. She's joined on the e-book list by Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman, No. 5 this week.

‘A Higher Justice’ on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice stays on the official weekly bestseller lists in Norway, this week placing No. 4 on the e-book list and No. 5 on the hardcover one.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists of week 11 (March 11-17th) are topped by among else Lars Kepler, who claim the No. 1 spot in the hardcover category with Lazarus. Also on the hardcover list is Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice - No. 3 this week - and Jo Nesbø, who comes in at No. 5 with The Thirst.

In the paperback category, Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road comes in at No. 4, additionally landing the No. 2 spot on the e-book list. Leif GW Persson’s memoir Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career also claims a No. 2 placement, coming in second on the nonfiction list.

‘A Higher Justice’ and ‘Parental Magic’ on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s sixth novel, A Higher Justice, stays at No. 2 on the official weekly bestseller lists for e-books in Norway. The title also climbs the hardcover list, coming in at No. 4. Hedvig Montgomery’s Parental Magic likewise climbs, jumping one spot to No. 3 on the nonfiction list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s Lazarus stays at No. 1 on the hardcover list for week 10. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice meanwhile jumps a few placements and lands at No. 2. Jonas Gardell grabs the last top five spot and places in at No. 5 with In Memory of an Unconditional Love.

Leif GW Persson also climbs this week, claiming the No. 1 spot on the non-fiction list with Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career.

Concluding this week’s round-up is Stina Jackson, whose The Silver Road features on three lists. It comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list and No. 5 on the e-book and audio book lists.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Jørn Lier Horst and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official bestseller lists for week 10 in Norway see Hjorth & Rosenfeldt dominate in several categories, claiming five spots in total. Their latest novel, A Higher Justice, places the highest and comes in at No. 2 on the e-book list.

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ fifteenth Detective Agency No. 2 title, Operation Sable Forest, stays on the hardcover list and claims the No. 5 spot this week. Hedvig Montgomery meanwhile climbs the non-fiction list, landing at No. 4 with Parental Magic.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for week 9 are out, and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus comes in at No. 1 on the hardcover list, having moved up one position from last week. Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love grabs spot No. 3 on the same list, followed by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice, which comes in at No. 4.

Stina Jackson and Niklas Natt och Dag occupy multiple positions on this week’s lists. Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road stays in the top positions, placing at No. 1 on the e-book list, No. 2 on the paperback list and No. 3 on the audio one. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman places at No. 4 on both the audio- and e-book lists and comes in at No. 5 on the paperback one. Liza Marklund’s Black Pearl Farm holds spot No. 3 on the e-book list.

Lastly, in the non-fiction category, Leif GW Persson’s memoir Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career, comes in at No. 2.

The February bestseller lists in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s Lazarus occupies multiple list positions on the February lists, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover list, No. 3 on the e-book list and No. 5 on the audio book one. Jonas Gardell’s lauded In Memory of an Unconditional Love grabs the No. 3 spot on the hardcover list for February, closely followed by Hjorth & Rosenfeld’s A Higher Justice at No. 4 and Liza Marklund’s Black Pearl Farm at No. 5.

Stina Jackson nabs three positions on the monthly lists with her debut The Silver Road, coming in at No. 1 on both the audio- and e-book lists and No. 2 on the paperback one. Niklas Natt och Dag claims spot No. 4 on the paperback list with The Wolf and the Watchman.

Finally we have the non-fiction category, in which Leif GW Persson’s Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career comes in at No. 2.

‘Operation Sable Forest’, ‘Parental Magic’ and ‘A Higher Justice’ on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ latest Detective Agency No. 2 title, Operation Sable Forest, claims the No. 3 spot on the official weekly hardcover bestseller list in Norway. Hedvig Montgomery’s Parental Magic comes in at No. 5 on the non-fiction list and Hjorth & Rosenfeldt shoot to No. 1 on the e-book list with A Higher Justice.

The December bestseller lists in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of December see Lars Kepler and Stina Jackson dominate the lists, claiming two No. 1 placements each. Lars Kepler’s Lazarus is No. 1 in hardcover and audio, also nabbing a No. 2 placement in the e-book category, while Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road is No. 1 in paperback and e-books.

Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love comes in at No. 3 in the hardcover category. It is closely followed by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice, which is No. 4 in hardcover as well as in e-book.

The paperback list also features Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman, which comes in at No. 3. The novel places at No. 5 in the e-book category. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth likewise appears on the paperback list, featuring at No. 4.

The Swedish bestseller lists for week 50-52

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last three weeks of 2018 have been released, and though December month’s list is yet to come, some strong trends hint at what the last monthly list of the year will look like.

Beginning with the hardcover lists for week 50-52, we see Lars Kepler’s Lazarus come in at No. 1 for two weeks straight before it lands in second place in week 52. Lazarus also claims multiple No. 1 spots on the audio and e-book lists. Next on the hardcover list is Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love, which comes in at No. 3 for two weeks straight. It is closely followed by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice, which claims the No. 4 spot for two weeks before it jumps a placement to No. 3.

The undisputed queen of the paperback lists is Stina Jackson, whose The Silver Road comes in at No. 1 all three weeks. The Silver Road can also be seen coming in at No. 1 on the ebook list. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth shoots to the top of the paperback list to join Jackson as well, coming in at No. 2 in week 51-52. Not far behind is Niklas Natt och Dag with The Wolf and the Watchman, No. 3 and then No. 4.

Lars Kepler and Stina Jackson No. 1 in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s seventh Joona Linna novel, Lazarus, refuses to budge from its No. 1 spot on the official Swedish hardcover, audio and e-book bestseller lists for week 49 (December 3-9). The long-running bestseller is joined at the top by Stina Jackson’s award-winning The Silver Road, which claims the last No. 1 spot, in the paperback category. Jackson also appears at No. 2 on the e-book list.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt likewise feature on multiple lists with their A Higher Justice. The novel comes in at No. 3 on the hardcover list, and No. 4 on the audio and e-book list.

The hardcover list sees Jonas Gardell’s lauded In Memory of an Unconditional Love climb one placement to No. 4. Niklas Natt och Dag stays put at No. 3 on the paperback list with The Wolf and the Watchman, and Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays nabs a No. 3 position as well, on the audio list. Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter climbs the lists as well, coming in at No. 5 on the audio one.

The November bestseller lists in Sweden

On the official bestseller lists for November, Lars Kepler and Lazarus come in at No. 1 in the hardcover, audio and e-book categories. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice is No. 2 in the same three categories, and Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love is No. 4 in hardcover. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman comes in at No. 2 in paperback, and Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter is No. 4 on the e-book list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The official bestseller lists for the last week of November have been announced, and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus is back at No. 1 in hardcover and audio. Kepler also places second on the e-book list. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice appears at No. 4 on the hardcover list, additionally claiming the fourth and fifth place on the audio and e-book lists. Last in the hardcover category’s top five is Jonas Gardell and In Memory of an Unconditional Love, at No. 5.

The paperback list sees Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road shoot to No. 2. Jackson’s debut novel comes in fourth on the e-book list. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman also features on the paperback list, claiming the No. 3 spot.

Finishing this week’s bestseller list roundup is Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, No. 3 in the audio category.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag, Jonas Gardell, and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

Today the official Swedish bestseller lists for week 46 and 47 (November 12-25th) were released. Week 46’s lists saw Lars Kepler’s Lazarus come in at No. 2 on the hardcover list and at No. 1 on both the audio and e-book lists. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice came in at No. 3 on the hardcover and audio lists, claiming also the No. 2 spot on the e-book one. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman made a repeat appearance at No. 2 on the paperback list.

Week 47’s lists feature an extended cast of bestselling authors and titles: Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, and Niklas Natt och Dag stay put on the hardcover, e-book, audio and paperback lists, but are also joined by Jonas Gardell, whose In Memory of an Unconditional Love climbs the hardcover list once more to claim the No. 4 spot. Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter comes in just after, at No. 5. Dead of Winter also appears at No. 5 on the e-book list.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag, Leif GW Persson and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

The second week of November sees Lars Kepler repeat last week’s feat of claiming three No. 1 placements on the official Swedish bestseller lists. Lazarus comes in first on the hardcover, e-book and audio list. It is closely followed by the sixth novel in Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Sebastian Bergman series, A Higher Justice, which can be found at No. 2 on three lists as well: hardcover, e-book and audio. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman likewise stays put at No. 2, on the paperback list.

Leif GW Persson’s memoir, Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career, reappears near the top of the nonfiction list, coming in at No. 4. Anders de la Motte’s bestselling Dead of Winter, the third novel in the Skåne Quartet, also climbs the lists, coming in at No. 5 in hardcover.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler doesn’t budge from the top of the Swedish bestseller lists, coming in at No. 1 yet again with Lazarus. The novel is No. 1 in three categories also this week: hardcover, audio and e-books. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s just published A Higher Justice likewise claims multiple placements on the lists, coming in at No. 2 in hardcover and e-books. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman meanwhile climbs a spot to No. 2 on the paperback list. Anders de la Motte’s third stand-alone novel in the Skåne Quartet, Dead of Winter, comes in at No. 4 on the e-book list.

‘A Higher Justice’ No. 5 in Germany

A Higher Justice, the sixth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, is No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s list for hardcover fiction in Germany.

‘A Higher Justice’ published in Sweden

Psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman has come to terms with the thought that his days at the Criminal Investigation Department are over, and has returned to giving lectures and writing books. The only person from the team he has sporadic contact with is Ursula. He hasn’t heard from his daughter Vanja in four months.

Vanja is not at the Criminal Investigation Department anymore either; she’s found a temporary job as a criminal investigator in Uppsala. Since last month she is investigating a series of rapes, where the offender sneaks up behind his victims, anesthetizes them with a syringe, and places a bag over their heads before committing the assault.

When one of the victims dies, the Criminal Investigation Department is called in – and soon also Sebastian Bergman.

Reunited, the team must set aside their personal problems and conflicts to catch the brutal rapist that continues to cause fear in Uppsala. Eventually, they find clues that indicate that the victims are not randomly selected.

But what is the connection between them? And why do so many people seem to not want the perpetrator to be revealed?

A Higher Justice is the sixth installment in the internationally bestselling series about Sebastian Bergman.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt No. 4 in Germany

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice is No. 4 on Der Spiegel’s list for hardcover fiction in Germany this week. A Higher Justice is the sixth Sebastian Bergman novel.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt No. 1 in Germany

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s sixth Sebastian Bergman novel, A Higher Justice, rockets to the top of the Der Spiegel hardcover list in Germany and debuts at No. 1. A Higher Justice was published in Germany just last week, and will be published in Sweden on November 1st.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 3 in Norway and ‘The Silent Girl’ No. 3 in Slovakia

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in their Sebastian Bergman series, is No. 3 on the bestseller list for paperback fiction in Norway. Additionally, The Silent Girl, the fourth novel in the series, is No. 3 in Slovakia this week.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ and ‘The Final Word’ No. 1 in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s sixth novel in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, claims the No. 1 spot on the official Swedish bestseller list for fiction this February, with Leif GW Persson’s Can One Die Twice? following at No. 2. On the paperback list Ingar Johnsrud comes in at No. 3 with Those Who Follow, the first installment in his Fredrik Beier series.

The bestseller list for audiobooks is topped by Liza Marklund’s The Final Word, the eleventh and final novel featuring Annika Bengtzon. No. 2 on the list is Hjorth & Rosenfeldts Those Who Failed, and No. 3 is Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun. Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter makes a second appearance on the February list, on the audio book list’s No. 4 spot.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt dominate the Norwegian bestseller list

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt hold three of the top five spots on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback books. At No. 2 is The Silent Girl, the fourth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series. The novel is closely followed by book two and three in the series: The Man Who Watched Women at No. 4, and The Man Who Wasn’t There at No. 5.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 1 in Finland

Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Sebastian Bergman series, is No. 1 on this month’s Finnish bestseller list for translated fiction.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 3 in Sweden

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series, is No. 3 on the Swedish bestseller list this month.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 1 on the e-book list in Norway

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series, went straight to No. 1 on the Norwegian bestseller list for e-books upon being published.

The Grand Audiobook Prize 2015

Kristina Ohlsson’s Mio’s Blues, Liza Marklund’s The Final Word, Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, Jens Lapidus’ Stockholm Delete and Leif GW Persson’s The Bomb Maker and his Woman have been shortlisted for the Swedish book award The Grand Audiobook Prize in the Crime & Thriller category. The Blue Star by Jan Guillou is shortlisted in the Literary Fiction category and Kristina Ohlsson’s The Glass Children and The Silver Boy are shortlisted in the Children’s & Young Adult category. The prize is awarded to the book and its narrator both, and the winners will be crowned in March 2016 at the Grand Audiobook Gala in Stockholm.

‘Those Who Failed’ published in Sweden

A reality TV star is found murdered in an abandoned school building, shot in the head with a bolt gun. Tied to a classroom chair, he’s been positioned facing a corner of the room with a dunce cap on his head. A several pages long exam paper has been nailed to the back of the chair. Judging by the number of wrong answers, the victim failed the most important test of his life.

In Those Who Failed, the fifth book in Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s internationally bestselling series about Sebastian Bergman, Sebastian and his team are faced with a complex and devious serial killer that will threaten the very existence of the team.